Social historian Kim Cooper researches, writes and hosts all of Esotouric's crime bus tours of Los Angeles, including Hotel Horrors & Main Street Vice, a survey of crimes and oddities in the historic core. On February 22, 2013, she spoke with KNX1070 radio in Los Angeles about the strange history of the Cecil Hotel, site of Canadian tourist Elisa Lam's disappearance and unexplained death, and formerly home to serial killers Richard Ramirez (The Night Stalker) and Jack Unterweger.
Esotouric website: http://esotouric.com/
Hotel Horrors tour: http://esotouric.com/mainhotel
Hotel Cecil death history blog post: http://insroland.org/ghostsofthececil
The Strange Similarities Between Elisa Lam and Beth Short, aka The Black Dahlia blog post: http://esotouric.com/bethelisa
ABOUT ESOTOURIC: Esotouric is not your ordinary tour company. Our routes veer off into fascinating, neglected neighborhoods. Our expert guides are passionate, brainy and hilarious. Our tour themes are provocative and complex, but never dry, mixing crime and social history, rock and roll and architecture, literature and film, fine art and urban studies into a simmering stew of original research and startling observations. When you climb aboard for an Esotouric bus adventure, you're guaranteed an intelligent, unpredictable ride into the secret heart of the city we love. These tours are recommended for natives, tourists and anyone who likes to dig a little deeper and discover the world beyond the everyday.